TELEVISION SERIES ILLUSTRATING THE HISTORY AND PERSONALITIES HONOURED BY THE ENGLISH HERITAGE BLUE PLAQUE. 

BOTH EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES HAVE HERITAGE SITES WITH PLAQUES AND STATUES COMMEMORATING THE RICH, FAMOUS AND INFAMOUS. 

 

 

 

 
The Blue Commemorative Plaques
of the Rich and Scandalous
 
A television series
 
by 

 Peter Shillingford

                              ufindshill@btinternet.com

 
 

 The Blue Commemorative Plaques are attached to buildings all over London.

They celebrate people and places that makes for fascinating stories of lives lived, lovers embraced and history created.

 
A television series bringing to life the many aspects of these legendary characters, their many different life styles and an interpretation of their time whilst living at the house or
mansion under investigation.
 
Each program will take a humorous look at these past lives with the accent on the expose and the outrageous. A vital and informative confrontation with history and the legends of that time.

  

There are more than 800 small blue plaques on walls throughout London. Others are in Birmingham, Southampton and Bristol.
 
    Each one bears a name and a date. Each one marks where
    some of the most famous people in history lived and loved
                                       and sometimes died.
                                     
                                          
      Churchill's country estate                    Hyde Park Gat
 
 
And of course
No.10 Downing Street
 
          Chartwell in Kent  
 
They were the homes of poets, writers, film stars, generals, politicians, courtesans, rock singers. It was in these houses that great battles were planned, famous books were written, notorious love affairs were conducted, wars won.
 
The plaques are our passport to the past and our introduction to some of the most famous people in history.
 
In Blue Commemorative Plaques  we will trace the lives of the people who have left their blue plaque on history.        

Enrico Caruso  1873-1921 

         His residence in                         London's Covent Garden. 

    
 
 
 
President Dwight Eisenhower 1890 - 1969
and Mamie Eisenhower
Their London residence during World War ll
 
 
 
Potenial sources
 
USA and European commemorative organisations
 
National Historic Landmarks of the United States
 
The Royal Seal of Approval in the United Kingdom
 
The Hollywood Star Walk of Fame in Los Angeles
 
The French Castles Commemorative Plaques
 
 
Karl Marx 1818 -1883. Buried in Highgate Cemetery
Author of the Communist Manifesto.
 
His Soho garret in Dean Street.
 
 
Other Blue Plaque subjects are
 
Jimmy Hendrix
Ian Fleming
Noel Coward
Jack Kennerdy
Charlie Chaplin
Peter the Great
Ho Chi Minh
Peter Sellers
Sherlock Holmes
 
Thre are over 500 plaques to choose from.

Thank you for your attention…
give yourself a plaque on the back!
 
A series for television illustrating the stories of the famous
inhabitants of the London residences as commemorated
by English Heritage plaques and similar others that adorn
the buildings once lived in by the rich and famous.
 
Peter Shillingford
2 Creefleet House
280 Kew Road
Richmond
TW9 3EE
 
0208 940 4507
077866 42171